Skin Health

Your skin performs many more functions than just outward appearance. The skin protects our bodies from bacteria and environmental dangers. Because our skin covers our body, we want to take preventive measures such as facials, microdermabrasion and general daily care.

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By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
To the average layperson, a rash is just a rash. But to the trained eye, you may be dealing with an inflammatory skin condition called psoriasis. This common problem affects up to three percent of Americans.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Basal Cell Carcinoma is cancer of the skin that arises in the epidermis (most superficial layer of the skin). This is the most common cancer in humans, as well as the most common type of skin cancer.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health & Cancer

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocytes, which are the pigment producing cells of the skin. Melanoma most commonly occurs in the skin, however may also be found in the eyes, ears, GI tract, Central Nervous System and in the oral and genital mucous membranes.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health & Cancer

By Dr. Berggren
Spider Veins are a huge cosmetic concern for many patients and cause many to “cover up” even in the heat of summer.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health, Women's Health & Arteries & Veins

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
As families begin to spend more time outdoors participating in soccer games, swim lessons and trips to the water park, there is no doubt that sun protection should be a top priority for parents caring for themselves and their children in order to avoid sunburns.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Skin Health

By Chris Arico, MS, PA-C
Many men may not consider that when the warmer temperatures come along it’s critical to stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Read these 4 tips and increase your sun safety.
Topics and Subtopics: Men's Health & Skin Health

By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
During winter’s frigid temperatures, it is a good idea if we review the basics of frostbite so that you and your family can stay safe during the cold months.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Summer in Illinois is a wonderful season, despite how fleeting it may seem. To make sure you relish every summer day, there are some simple precautions to enjoying life outdoors.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Many women who think of menopause automatically think of hot flashes and night sweats and are not prepared for the effects this internal change has on their skin.
Topics and Subtopics: Women's Health & Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
The best prevention from the wrath of sun damage is to avoid overexposure to the sun and tanning beds, wear protective clothing, hats, sun glasses, and apply a broad spectrum sunscreen daily with an SPF of at least 15 in winter and 30 to 50 in summer.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

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